Multichannel Audio performance, 2018

This work is an attempt to interpret the origin of sound and movement by imitating a circle and an oscillation around a centre. Oscillators (i.e. the smallest unit of electronic sound generation) produce constant vibrations from predetermined motions. A large number of oscillators – connected in series – have been sampled from an analogue synthesiser. The sounds are then placed in a virtual space and sent into free orbit – much like planets in space. The planetary sound objects influence each other through their respective gravitational forces, accelerating each other and redirecting their orbits. Within this self-contained unit, the law of conservation of energy applies, i.e. the motions are constantly changing and yet do not diminish. From these initially identical movements, a complex and animated soundscape emerges in space, which is in a constant state of change, generating new variations of the original composition.
Material: 24.4 Speaker Array Higher-Order Ambisonics-Rendering (IRCAM Spat), Audio Interface, Notebook with MAX, Modular Synthesizer